Test Run: Garlic?

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Re: Test Run: Garlic?

Post by Hermiesguardian » Fri May 22, 2020 10:59 am

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Maybe, but I honestly doubt that they would enjoy eating garlic, not because it's bad for them but because raw garlic by itself tastes absolutely disgusting. I may try cooking it for them, though.
Considering they love poop, the stinkier the better, I don't think they'll be bothered by the taste of raw garlic.
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Re: Test Run: Garlic?

Post by GotButterflies » Fri May 22, 2020 1:45 pm

Joe, did you only have the one crab check it out?
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Re: Test Run: Garlic?

Post by JoeHermits » Fri May 22, 2020 3:00 pm

No, it was two.


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Re: Test Run: Garlic?

Post by JoeHermits » Fri May 22, 2020 7:30 pm

curlysister wrote:Garlic. The whole tank would stink.
Bleh.

That is all I have to say.
Well, after about twenty-four hours the tank now smells like garlic. The crabs don’t seem to mind, though. I am monitoring them for any signs of stress or irritation but for now they’re going about their lives as normal.


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Re: Test Run: Garlic?

Post by curlysister » Fri May 22, 2020 11:14 pm

I don't like garlic, so don't think I would like my entire tank to smell like it, LOL. I will leave that experiment to you!

The chives in my garden are coming up - do you think I should try to give them some of those? Kind of like onions but not really?
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Re: Test Run: Garlic?

Post by JoeHermits » Fri May 22, 2020 11:20 pm

I was going to try out chives this summer, too, since I have both the regular and garlic varieties. At least those don’t have as strong a scent!


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Re: Test Run: Garlic?

Post by GotButterflies » Sat May 23, 2020 1:38 pm

As much as I love garlic, I don't think I could handle my reptile room smelling like it :) It would be interesting to know if the crabs enjoyed it. Minced garlic is a little stronger smelling than powdered or fresh.
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Re: Test Run: Garlic?

Post by JoeHermits » Sat May 23, 2020 2:47 pm

On the bright side, the smell did dissipate less than a day after I removed the garlic. But of course my tank also has a little more airflow than some others.


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Re: Test Run: Garlic?

Post by CrabbyLover77 » Sat May 23, 2020 5:32 pm

JoeHermits wrote:On the bright side, the smell did dissipate less than a day after I removed the garlic. But of course my tank also has a little more airflow than some others.


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Re: Test Run: Garlic?

Post by curlysister » Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:32 pm

I put chives in my tank last night - they were not touched.
But the apple flower petals, oregano leaves, lilac flowers, and dandelion leaves were all gone!
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Re: Test Run: Garlic?

Post by JoeHermits » Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:32 pm

That’s a shame. Oh, well, can’t say it wasn’t unexpected.

Trials with both raw and cooked garlic were unsuccessful. Too be fair it’s not usually offered by itself in aquaculture, anyways.


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Re: Test Run: Garlic?

Post by curlysister » Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:36 pm

Hey guess what?! I left the chives in there, and when I went to add some more flowers and stuff tonight, someone had eaten some of the chives! Well, there was a lot of little ripped up bits, but I am certain that some was eaten too!
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Re: Test Run: Garlic?

Post by JoeHermits » Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:47 am

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Re: Test Run: Garlic?

Post by GotButterflies » Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:40 am

Where they onion chives or garlic chives?

I have garlic chives in my garden. I can try that in my tank :)
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Re: Test Run: Garlic?

Post by curlysister » Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:21 pm

I think onion chives? The ones that get a purple flower at the top later in the season.
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